What is reduce?

  • (verb): Reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on reduce, reduces:

... of Reagan's economic policy were to reduce the growth of government spending, reduce income tax and capital gains tax, reduce government regulation of economy, and control money supply to reduce inflation ...
Strain (injury) - Treatment
... Rest Rest is necessary to accelerate healing and reduce the potential for reinjury ... Ice Apply ice to reduce swelling by reducing blood flow to the injury site ... Compression Wrap the strained area to reduce swelling with an ACE soft-wrapped bandage ...
Biochar - Uses - Soil Amendment
... Biochar can improve water quality, reduce soil emissions of greenhouse gases, reduce nutrient leaching, reduce soil acidity, and reduce irrigation and fertilizer requirements ... Modest additions of biochar to soil reduce nitrous oxide N2O emissions by up to 80% and eliminate methane emissions, which are both more potent greenhouse gases than CO2 ... Biochar reduces leaching of critical nutrients, creates a higher crop uptake of nutrients, and provides greater soil availability of nutrients ...
Alternative Cancer Treatments - Examples of Complementary Therapy
... Acupuncture may help with nausea but does not treat the disease Psychotherapy may reduce anxiety and improve quality of life Massage therapy may temporarily reduce pain Some cannabinoids may stimulate appetite and reduce symptoms such as pain and nausea related to therapy, which helps reduce weight loss. ...
The Left (Germany) - Ideology
... cycles, to support economic growth, and to reduce unemployment ... income tax progression, which would reduce the tax burden for lower and middle incomes, while raising the top tax rate ... to heavier government regulation, with the goal, among others, to reduce the speculation of bonds and derivatives ...

More definitions of "reduce":

  • (verb): Make smaller.
    Example: "Reduce an image"
    Synonyms: scale down
  • (verb): Be cooked until very little liquid is left.
    Example: "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
    Synonyms: boil down, decoct, concentrate
  • (verb): Make less complex.
    Example: "Reduce a problem to a single question"
  • (verb): Lessen and make more modest.
    Example: "Reduce one's standard of living"
  • (verb): Lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation.
    Example: "She reduced her niece to a servant"
  • (verb): Bring to humbler or weaker state or condition.
    Example: "He reduced the population to slavery"
  • (verb): Reduce in size; reduce physically.
    Synonyms: shrink
  • (verb): Simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another.
  • (verb): Undergo meiosis.
    Example: "The cells reduce"
  • (verb): Narrow or limit.
    Example: "Reduce the influx of foreigners"
    Synonyms: tighten
  • (verb): To remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons.
    Synonyms: deoxidize, deoxidise

Famous quotes containing the word reduce:

    Civilization is nothing else than the attempt to reduce force to being the ultima ratio.
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883–1955)

    The more we reduce ourselves to machines in the lower things, the more force we shall set free to use in the higher.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836–1911)

    By intervening in the Vietnamese struggle the United States was attempting to fit its global strategies into a world of hillocks and hamlets, to reduce its majestic concerns for the containment of communism and the security of the Free World to a dimension where governments rose and fell as a result of arguments between two colonels’ wives.
    Frances Fitzgerald (b. 1940)